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Weekly Wrap: A Look At The Different Political And Coronavirus-Related Claims

This week social media platforms witnessed a variety of misleading and fake claims being circulated with themes ranging from politics, coronavirus, and the pandemic in India. From false claims about the central government giving free Android smartphones to all students to Goa Pradesh Congress Committee’s social media in-charge, Pratibha Borkar’s image being shared with the hashtag #FakeNaxalBhabi.

Viral Video Of Distressed Auto-Rickshaw Driver Is From Bangladesh, Not India

The incident took place in Dhaka, Bangladesh where Fazlur Rahman, a battery auto-rickshaw driver’s vehicle was seized by the Dhaka South City Corporation. 

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Narendra Modi-led Central Government Is Not Giving Free Android Smartphones To All Students

There is no credible evidence on central government websites to support this claim. Also, the Press Information Bureau Fact Check debunked this claim stating that the central government has not made any such announcement.

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GPCC’s Pratibha Borkar’s Image Shared With Viral Hashtag ‘FakeNaxalBhabi’

The woman in the viral image with Congress leaders is Pratibha Borkar, Goa Pradesh Congress Committee’s social media in-charge. She is not related to the Hathras victim’s family nor did she visit them. 

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Claims Related To Trump Taking The Russian COVID-19 Vaccine, And Saying His DNA Is USA Are False

Claims in context about President Trump taking the Russian COVID-19 vaccine shot and saying that his DNA is USA are fabricated. He did not say these things on his Twitter account or in any interview or speech he’s given. 

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